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#534 of 611 The stories cont....
Oct 04, 2012 (9:18 am)
MrFixit911, "I called GM, and they were unaware of the person monitoring this site having any authority. "
I feel your pain and also wonder if the left hand is talking with the right at GM. Time for GM Sarah to chime in with clarification on how she is helping or maybe your being handed a line of S**t from dealer you went to.
SadCanuck, 6 bumpers on an 2009 head gasket, deflector gasket now the tranny You have a but it's to late for that law or to get GM to take it back. As long as their covering the work that's a plus. Your inconvenience they probably are not compensating you for.
My 2000 was built in Canada. I have the Silverado Ext Cab 2500LD shortbed w/5.3L, 3:73 auto. It has had many problems as well from engine piston slap, rusting brakes lines, rotors, calipers,sensors & tranny crapping the bed....I just keep hearing that commercial "Built Chevy Tough" Lies, Lies, Lies
and our stupid government leaders bailed their asses out of a jam to boot, who's the stupid one now.............
#535 of 611 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [rotondo]
Oct 04, 2012 (9:38 am)
They used crap material for brake lines and knew it , it was all about containing production costs. I had my brake lines replaced as well but didn't go to a dealer rather Firestone Service Ctr.
My next truck will be a Ford or Dodge, my loyalty for past 30 years to GM is done, they have proven time and again how they could care less about customer retention once they have your money and you go out of warranty.
#536 of 611 Re: The stories cont.... [rayt2]
Oct 04, 2012 (1:23 pm)
I haven't seen one thread on here that GM did anything. The dealership was where a good friend is Mgr. Could not do jack. YA, where is GM Sarah now ? Please tell all of us if any issue was resolved and paid by GM. I'd say not, if GM fixed one, they would have to fix them all.
I'm posting on here for the sole reason to inform others what is wrong with GM's trucks and either they need to stop driving it or get it fixed before someone is injured or killed.
#537 of 611 Re: The stories cont.... [mrfixit911]
Oct 04, 2012 (6:29 pm)
Hateful JIM here- I said it once, I'LL say it again, I fixed my sensor ONCE- hit a pole. I AINT gonna fix ANYTHING on my truck. Not the hole in the rocker panel, NOT the bent bumper from the pole, NOT the brake lines, NOR sensors, rotors, NOTHIN !! If the brake lines burst, HOPE YA'LL dont live at the bottom of the ravine, OR by the river, cause thats where i'm aiming this thing before i bail.
DOES anyone know if CHINA makes trucks, I'm looking for a good truck, and I really believe that even CHINA makes a better truck than GM- (Government Motors). I'm not sure that gm trucks arent made out of tin foil.
Ya'll have a great day, being as you all like me got the short end buying a Chevy truck and all, that alone makes me mad enough to drink and smoke cigarettes. HATEFUL JIM said that!!
#538 of 611 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [forresth]
Oct 07, 2012 (7:26 am)
I ended up towing it away from the dealer to a local shop. They gave an estimate of $1500 to replace all the lines so I gave them the go ahead. They ended up calling me and saying they needed to change the front calipers because the bleeder screws were rusted and rounded. Cheaper to replace rather than drill out the bleeders. During the road test the power steering cooler blew out and sprayed fluid out the grill and up on the windshield. So it cost another $300 for that. Then tried road testing again and there was too much rust on the front rotors causing pulsation, so another $175 for turning those on the truck. Final cost was $2009.99. They gave me a 3 year 36k mile warranty. The pedal is a little soft so I may need to take it back again.
#539 of 611 Re: Brake line replacement cost [mrfixit911]
Oct 07, 2012 (7:35 am)
The guy at the local shop thought the truck was parked over a salt pile. It has only been parked in my driveway which is asphalt. The whole underside of the truck is rusting out. It has less than 20k miles and looks like it is 50 years old. I am thinking of putting that POR-15 or whatever it is called to slow the rust. The fuel lines are rusted badly too but I did not get them changed yet. I plan on watching them and change if I see it get worse.
#540 of 611 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [forresth]
Oct 07, 2012 (10:11 am)
I had all the same done, rusted bleeders, rotors, except for the power steering problem. All about the same you paid. My pedal always was a tad soft, even after a new master cyl. I think it is a characteristic of the anti lock system. I still have the anti lock fuse out. Felt 10X better after doing that. Good thing is, you can feel safe now !
#541 of 611 Re: Brake line replacement cost [forresth]
Oct 08, 2012 (4:20 am)
Check ALL of your lines! I had an 03 and it too looked it was parked over a salt pile. All the following were replaced once and some twice on mine over 8 yrs , 60,000 miles. Brake lines, all PS lines, PS cooler, PS pump ( rotted hose nipple) engine oil and cooler lines ( 2x), brake, AC, transmission. Fuel line connection at the tank where they connect tot he nylon oil lines. Corrosion causes the o -ring to not seal, which causes fuel under pressure to reduce a fine gasoline spray under the truck, ( you know, the kind that causes a fine fire). MY tranny dipstick handle rusted off! The dealer replaced the exhaust heat shields several times under warranty. My bumper rusted the 1st month I owned it and before it was replaced, a GM rep to come out to see it. Took him a year to show up, by then it was an ugly mess. They replaced one and undercoated the other one. Years later, I nearly peeled the undercoated bumper off the truck by hand due to rust. There was like no metal left. There was seriously some kind of major a problem with some of those trucks. All, the GM reps could say is that 'we see no recall in our database'. I no longer see GMs in my driveway after 35 yrs. GMs customer care convinced me to buy the other US truck.
#542 of 611 Re: Brake line replacement cost [barnowl3]
Oct 08, 2012 (6:34 pm)
Anyone else besides me notice the add for a new 2012 Chevy truck on the right side of the screen at the bottom? Oh yeah, thats what i'm gonna do- I think i'll go out and just buy a brand new Chevy truck, since the one i'm driving right now is held together by the red rot that keeps falling off the truck in my driveway.
Look at the ad- I QUOTE- "Silverado- The most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickups on the road" , which means -the most dependable (at breaking down), longest lasting (the junk yards are full of em').
HA HA, I Needed to see that ad, its been a hard day!!
#543 of 611 Re: Brake line replacement cost [barnowl3]
Oct 09, 2012 (4:55 am)
Yea I was under truck this weekend and sure enough the trans lines and fuel lines are rusting away as well
I gotta tell ya though you started my day off with a smile when I read "which causes fuel under pressure to reduce a fine gasoline spray under the truck, ( you know, the kind that causes a fine fire)"
I mean really, some of the things going wrong with these General Malfunction Built Tough trucks is ridiculous. Why no recalls possibly because enough of us haven't reported to NHTSA but that's a guess. More likely GM has someone in their pocket. They'll probably be looking for another government bailout again soon too